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Baby It’s Cold Outside: 12 Hot Winter White Bras

  |   By Elisabeth Dale

White bras make me think of my early teens when my mom took me to the intimate apparel department of The Bon Marche (now Macy’s) to buy my first bra. I wasn’t thrilled.

Not because I was embarrassed about my recent breast development. My new bra shopping adventure felt awkward because my mother looked at my chest in disbelief. She didn’t know how to dress breasts of my size. Nope. Her baby girl had way bigger boobs.

Worse yet, I soon discovered, were my bra options. The old, intimidating saleswoman took one look at me and motioned us to follow. We walked past rows of lovely 1960’s pastel solids and floral bra sets, straight to a back wall. That’s where they kept their stock of bras made for my 34D size — stiff, white, matronly cotton foundations more appropriate for my grandmother. These white bras looked clinical, sterile, and not very stylish.

Thankfully things have changed over the past four decades. White bras are now hot. You don’t have to be planning a wedding to wear them, either. If I were 13 today, I would have a full range of choices, including bralettes, longlines, and demi-bra styles. I could choose modern, luxury, or vintage designs, at any price point (although my mother’s budget might limit some of these possibilities).

I’ve learned to love the crisp simplicity of beautiful white foundations. They remind me of cold, snowy Winter days. Their brightness is a shiny beacon in dark stormy weather. White clothing takes a little more work to maintain, but I think the effort is worth it. Just remember always to check labels and follow the manufacturer’s recommended washing instructions.

To honor my long ago lingerie shopping desires, here are 12 incredible white bras — all in my youthful teen size. Today’s grandmothers would be thrilled with these choices, too!

white bras

Natori Feathers Underwire Longline Bra
Available in Bands 32-36, Cups B-DD
via Nordstrom

white bras

Mimi Holliday Snowdrop Lace Bralette
Available in Sizes XS-XL
via Nordstrom

white bras

Wacoal Embrace Lace Underwire Bra
Available in Bands 32-38, Cups C-DDD
via Bloomingdales
 
white bras
 
Chantelle Mademoiselle Memory Foam T-Shirt Bra
Available in Bands 30-40, Cups B-DDD
via Nordstrom
 
 
white bras
 
For Love & Lemons Sicily Bralette
Available in Sizes XS-L
via Nordstrom

white bras

Only Hearts Cou Cou Lola Open Seam Bralette
Available in Sizes S, M, L
via Nordstrom

white bras

Cosabella Never Say Never Sweetie Bralette
Available in Sizes 1X, 2X, and 3X
via Nordstrom

white bras

Simone Perele Wish Triangle Contour Bra
Available in Band Sizes 30-36, Cups C-E
via Nordstrom
  
 
white bras
 
Wacoal Visual Effects Unlined Underwire
Available in Bands 32-40, Cups D-G
via Bloomingdales

white bras

Simone Perele Look Demi Bra
Available in Bands 32-38, Cups B-E
via Bloomingdales

white bras

Fantasie Allegra Vertical Seam Underwire Bra
Available in Bands 30-38, Cups D-G
via HerRoom

white bras

For Love & Lemons Anabella Bralette
Available in Sizes XS-L
via Bloomingdales
 

Do you wear white bras? Would you wear any of these brands or styles? 

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